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Pteroidichthys acutus Motomura & Kanade, 2015

Longsnout weedy scorpionfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Pteroidichthys: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  acutus: Name from Latin 'acutus' meaning sharp; referring to having the longest and sharpest snout of species in the genus Pteroidichthys.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 73 - 400 m (Ref. 106976).   Tropical; 20°N - 27°S, 115°E - 178°W (Ref. 106976)

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Western Pacific: from the Philippines, Vanuatu, and the Wallis and Futuna Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106976)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. This species is distinguished by the following characters: A III.5; rigid dorsal-fin spines; relatively long snout with length 18.0-21.2% (mean 19.6%) of SL, and is longer than postorbital length; posterior margin of maxilla just reaching to or short of vertical through the anterior margin of pupil; the distance between tips of lateral lacrimal and first suborbital spines is longer than that between tips of first and second suborbital spines; presence of supplemental preopercular spine; tentacles on supraocular and posterior lacrimal spines are poorly developed, lengths are less than orbit diameter; with few tentacles on trunk and fins; lateral lacrimal and suborbital spines are well developed, with pointed tips; membranes between last spine and fourth soft ray of dorsal fin with a large black blotch (Ref. 106976).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Most probably found on sandy bottoms (Ref. 106976).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Motomura, H. and Y. Kanade, 2015. Review of the scorpionfish genus Pteroidichthys (Scorpaenidae), with descriptions of two new species. Zootaxa 4057(4):490-510. (Ref. 106976)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00587 - 0.02579), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .